144 episodes

The Broken Meeple - a UK Board Games blog and podcast that reports on board and card games. Reviews, Top 5/10 lists, or just anything that's on my mind! One thing is for sure - I don't hold back and will speak my mind!

In addition to this podcast I have a YouTube channel that showcases review videos and Top 10 lists. Please feel free to check them out!

The Broken Meepl‪e‬ The Broken Meeple

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    • 4.3 • 14 Ratings

The Broken Meeple - a UK Board Games blog and podcast that reports on board and card games. Reviews, Top 5/10 lists, or just anything that's on my mind! One thing is for sure - I don't hold back and will speak my mind!

In addition to this podcast I have a YouTube channel that showcases review videos and Top 10 lists. Please feel free to check them out!

    Episode 20 - What Qualities Make a Good Content Creator For Me?

    Episode 20 - What Qualities Make a Good Content Creator For Me?

    - Channel updates for what's on the horizon including the new Broken Blitz Review format
    - update on how the #supportsmallcreators movement is going
    - Shout-out to Board Crazy for my small channel of the week
    - A detailed explanation of all the qualities I look for in a content creator for board games. This will hopefully provide some more context as to where I'm coming from. What kind of videos do I watch? What channels do I watch both small and large? What elements of a video do I look out for when it comes to integrity, humour and community support?

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode 19 - More Love To The Community Needed

    Episode 19 - More Love To The Community Needed

    Bit of a "on the nose" topic today for everyone. After my channel updates and a shoutout to GAMING INDOORS for my channel promo, I have to tackle something I wished I didn't have to.

    I've have worries about the board game community particularly the creator community and lately we've seen a lot of drama on social media with designers, creators, gamers etc. And I can't not give my thoughts any longer! I need to try and rekindle some of that love for the community like I had 7 years ago when I first started as a content creator!

    • 53 min
    Episode 18 - Shem Phillips Top 100

    Episode 18 - Shem Phillips Top 100

    I'm so exhausted, THANK YOU JANUARY! Being a tax accountant in the UK means that January is a hellish month! And with lockdown + remote working it's even harder this year. So on the last day of the worst working month of the year, I want a ton of board games to talk about!

    So after I give my channel updates, my channel promos come back with a highlight of Board Gaming Perspective! Support small creators because others do not!

    And then the main event! Shem Phillips published his Top 100 list on Twitter! I want a ton of board games to talk about! So let's go through his entire list and comment on it!

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode 17 - Both Board & Video Gaming

    Episode 17 - Both Board & Video Gaming

    I'm not just a board gamer, I'm a PC gamer as well! And this episode highlights that fact.

    First of all I go through my channel updates as well as a brief message to the community to not divide themselves.

    Then I have a special shoutout to a viewer at littleplastictrain.com who has a Kickstarter coming soon where you can pimp up your copies of Ticket to Ride.

    Then the meat of the episode where I talk about my current favourite PC games I play and then go over my Top 5 Board Games That Were Based on Video Games.

    • 43 min
    Episode 16 - 2021: For Better Or Worse?

    Episode 16 - 2021: For Better Or Worse?

    Hello 2021!! Hopefully we can have a better year but it's certainly not getting off to the best start outside of gaming is it?

    I'll talk about some channel updates and my life in general first, then give you two reviews of 7 Wonders: Agora and New York Zoo. Then I'll skim over some upcoming releases of 2021 and give my thoughts as to what I'm looking forward to.

    • 59 min
    Episode 15 - Looking Back & Ahead

    Episode 15 - Looking Back & Ahead

    Possibly the most heart-felt I've been during a podcast! On this bumper length end episode marking the last podcast put out for 2020, I take a look back over the channel and what I've achieved (or not) throughout this year, reflecting on my experiences what worked/didn't work. Has the channel grown or do the views say otherwise?

    While talking about that I'll also lay on some plans set in motion for what the channel can offer in 2021.

    After that I'll reflect on some games of 2020 - not my "best" game as that's on my recent Top 10 list, but discussing my top surprise, disappointment, reprint, expansion and of course, the worst game I've played in 2020.

    There's a lot of discussion from the heart in this episode especially my final apology at the end. Here's to a brighter future in 2021! Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year!!

    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Scott-O-Matic ,

Smart, opinionated and unapologetic.

The Broken Meeple is one of my favorite board game media creators. Luke has strong opinions which I greatly appreciate, he let’s you know what he think. And while I don’t always agree, I admire his insights and knowledge about games. I love his YouTube channel as well. If you want true and honest insight, this is the place.

Lrfreijo ,

Simply the best!

Whether you enjoy listening to his first impression of games or a full review you will get top notch info. His angry British rants are hilarious! I love this podcast!

N0g0D ,

Far too much negativity

I subscribed due to The Broken Meeple and Every Night is Game Night top 100 cooperative games. But far too much negativity is this podcast. Dropping.

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